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Paris, Texas [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 18272899
  • Release Date: 01/26/2010
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Disc one:
    • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Wim Wenders
    • Audio commentary featuring Wenders
    • Disc two:
    • Video interview with Wenders by German journalist Roger Willemsen
    • Excerpts from a 1990 documentary on Wenders, featuring interviews with Wenders, cinematographer Robby Müller, composer Ry Cooder, actors Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Peter Falk, and Hanns Zischler, novelist Patricia Hihgsmith, and director Samuel Fuller
    • New video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Claire Denis
    • "Wim Wenders Hollywood April '84," a segment from the French television program Cinéma cinémas, showing Wenders and Cooder at work on the score
    • Deleted scenes and super 8 home movies
    • Gallery of Wenders's location-scouting photos
    • Behind-the-scenes photos by Robin Holland
    • Theatrical trailer


    Paris, Texas
    Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) is wandering through the Texas desert, a bit shaky and in desperate need of water, when he stumbles into a bar and collapses. A German doctor of dubious credentials finds a phone number in Travis' wallet, which belongs to his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Walt is shocked to hear about his brother's condition, since no one in the family has seen or heard from Travis in four years; Walt flies to Texas to bring him home, only to find Travis wandering by the side of the road, and they begin the long drive back to Los Angeles, where Walt lives with his wife, Anne (Aurore Clement), and Hunter (Hunter Carson), Travis' seven-year-old son. At first, Travis refuses to speak and is oddly distant, but in time he begins to talk again, and when he arrives in California, he begins the painful process of reacquainting himself with his son and trying to reconcile with his wife, Jane (Nastassia Kinski). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Harry Dean Stanton
      Harry Dean Stanton - Travis
    • Nastassja Kinski
      Nastassja Kinski - Jane
    • Dean Stockwell
      Dean Stockwell - Walt
    • Hunter Carson
      Hunter Carson - Hunter
    • Bernhard Wicki
      Bernhard Wicki - Dr. Ulmer

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      No place like Paris, Texas

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      If you have not seen this film and are looking for something good to watch, stop shopping on the internet and check this one out. It's a five star work and the Criterion blu-ray is top notch. From the packaging to the audio/video quality to the extras, this release is stellar. It's a favorite in my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Absolutely wonderful film (not a documentary) with a hynotizing guitar soundtrack.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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